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Getting Microsoft Teams + Citrix Apps & Desktops to Work – Architectural Considerations

April 16, 2020

This article provides an overview of Teams architecture, potential pain points, and architecture recommendations with a focus on deployment in a non-persistent Citrix VDI environment. Microsoft Teams interest and usage has continued to increase as it has been added to the default Office 365 suite and increased in functionality. Reported numbers by both companies has […] Read More
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New Licensing Options Help Citrix Customers Minimize Workforce Disruption in a COVID-19 World

April 14, 2020

COVID-19 is here, the office is a ghost town and employees are self-quarantined at home, hanging out of drive through windows, in a mask and gloves or possibly suited up like they work in a clean room somewhere. How do you manage a (hopefully) temporary surge in employees working in ways most of us never […] Read More

Saving a Healthcare Citrix Build gone Sideways – 6 LESSONS

March 11, 2017

With 100+ agents working from a local Starbucks or with clients and patients in their homes, a government healthcare organization we met with a few weeks ago relies heavily on Citrix to make their EMR (Electronic Medical Record system) available anytime, anywhere. Read More

Is Your IT Staff Working Against You?

May 31, 2016

To be honest, this is a difficult topic, but it is so common we have to talk about it. Several hundred thousand companies have bought Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop, VMware Horizon View or any number of other technologies based on the promised features, capabilities, cost savings and productivity enhancements the new software promises to bring.  Unfortunately […] Read More

“Set it and Forget it” Doesn’t Work with Citrix

April 6, 2016

So here’s a problem we see all the time. We’re called in to investigate a Citrix environment gone bad and we see that virtually nothing’s been changed/upgraded/updated in the X number of months/years since the system was initially architected and set up. Outdated software, old hardware — nothing’s current, and the environment isn’t functioning properly. […] Read More

Diagnosing Citrix Issues: Clearing the Fog

April 4, 2016

Numerous times we’ve been called in to help companies who are “this close” to throwing in the towel on Citrix. Dazzled by promises of increased productivity and reduced costs, company XYZ takes the Citrix plunge only to be disappointed by slow login times and disappearing printers, among other issues.  Additional insult to injury arrives when […] Read More

Top 5 Reasons Citrix is Slow and Why IT Can’t Seem to Fix It

February 29, 2016

Quite possibly the No. 1 complaint you hear from your end users is frustration about the speed — or lack thereof — of their Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop environment. You and they both know that not only is a slow system inordinately annoying, but it’s also a productivity-killer. Moments spent watching the blue donut of death […] Read More

Q&A: Why is Citrix Slow?

June 28, 2013

Q:Why is Citrix slow? A: 80% of the time it is not really Citrix that is slow, but that is the end users’ perception because that is the only piece of the process they see.  After the Citrix login comes up, any slowness beyond that point must be the fault of Citrix, right?  Read More

Managing Virtualized Citrix: 4 Tips to Help Find the Right Tool

February 7, 2013

Trying to manage physical Citrix environments and “seeing” what is going on inside the box has always been a bit challenging.  Then the hypervisor showed up and suddenly the size, cost and consumption of physical servers no longer made sense and Citrix went virtual. Read More

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